Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Week in Review, Week 9

Team of the Week - Fort Cherry
No matter the result of Friday's game against Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry already ensured itself a playoff berth out from the Black Hills Conference. Beat the Bucs by five or more points, however, and the Rangers wrapped up a home playoff game as the second-place team.

Through much of three quarters, Chartiers-Houston led (often by double digits) as the Bucs appeared primed to host their first playoff game since 2001. Then, toward the end of the third quarter, Fort Cherry's defense - pliable for most the game - stiffened and created turnovers.

The Rangers rallied to take a one-point lead by the end of the third quarter on a highlight-reel pass from Tanner Garry to Nate Bellhy. Fort Cherry tacked on another scoring pass in the fourth quarter to win, 48-40 and clinch second place.

The game was filled with eye-popping stats, most notably from Garry and his counterpart, C-H quarterback Daniel Lis. Each passed for 190-plus yards and rushed for more than 100. Bucs receiver D.J. Denny had 150 yards receiving and four scores, while Rangers running back Gary Kiefer rushed for 170 and Ryan Babirad had 107 receiving by the time the track meet ended.

Runner-up - Peters Township

Starting 11
Zach Barnes, Washington
T.D. Conway, California
D.J. Denny, Chartiers-Houston
Andrew Erenberg, Peters Township
Brady Kunsa, Monessen
Tanner Garry, Fort Cherry
Kyle Gray, Waynesburg
Gary Kiefer, Fort Cherry
Daniel Lis, Chartiers-Houston
Jared Magon, Avella
Brad Martin, Trinity
First sub
Josh Wise, Washington

Game of the Week - Fort Cherry 48, Chartiers-Houston 40 (See Team of the Week)

Weird, wild stuff - Peters Township running back Andrew Erenberg edged California receiver Dakota Conway and Ringgold running back Derrick Fiore for the local, regular-season scoring title. With four touchdowns against Canon-McMillan, Erenberg has scored 110 points. ... Brady Kunsa is the first Monessen quarterback to pass for 1,000-plus yards since 1999. ... Washington plays Freedom Wednesday in a Week 10 game. The Prexies, albeit against weaker competition than they played early in the year, are running the football extremely well.


Anonymous said...

Monessen will beat C-H by 3 touchdowns.

Anonymous said...

As a side issue, is there any place online (or in print even) that gives a good box score of WPIAL games? I grew up in NJ and every team had a box score report to give rush/pass/team review. I can't even seem to find the quarter by quarter scores for WPIAL teams let alone the box scores. I get a final score and if lucky there might be a sentance on the games

Anonymous said...

mike, how do you think some of these local teams will fair in the playoffs..south fayette, peters township, ringold, and chartiers houston?

mike_kovak said...

Just made my picks and posted them.

I think South Fayette has a tough draw in an Ellwood City team that mercy-ruled Mt. Pleasant on the road.

PT has a real tough matchup.

So does Ringgold but I'm a believer in the Rams' team speed and defensive front.

Chartiers-Houston intrigues me. I picked Monessen for a couple reasons. One the game is at Monessen and another is I think the Greyhounds strong secondary can take the pass away and they can concentrate on stopping Lis and Dorsey.

We'll see, because there's a part of me that thinks the Bucs should be able to move the sticks on the ground.

CH BUCS 2007 Team said...

What Monessen wont beat the C-H BUCS i played ball there and i play monessen at there place and it was cake and my lil cuz Dj denny and Lis and dorsey will run them boys over i pick Chartiers by 7points both teams our good but it come down to who wants it more and CH Bucs want it more fort cherry got lucky last week and i pick fort cherry to win to by at least 7points so ppl get off the 1st and 2nd seeded sack and grow one and cheer for the underdogs Go BUCS #84 #19 got ur back

Anonymous said...

So much for Chartiers Houston's educational system

Anonymous said...

Your a rambob

Anonymous said...

CH BUCS 2007 Team said...
November 4, 2010 5:15 PM

I'm just wondering if you you were at the game? Can Monessen get some respect now?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I said 3 touchdowns. I should have went with 5.